Formative Assessment

Formative assessments are typically low- or no-stakes assessments used with the intent of informing the instructor about how well their instructional approach is working.

What is formative assessment and feedback?

Formative assessments are typically low- or no-stakes assessments used with the intent of informing the instructor about how well their instructional approach is working.

Mapping Learning Goals Using the iTGI Tool

The Interactive Teaching Goals Inventory tool provides instructors with a valuable resource to align their learning goals with various assessment techniques.

More Reps for Better Learning

In Psychology 350, Research Methods & Data Analysis, Professor Cal Garbin makes extensive use of large question banks to provide opportunities for his students to do enough "reps," or practice, that they develop the skills and knowledge needed to approach course assessments with confidence. Garbin’s approach combines many assignment exercises with strategic proctored testing.

Active Learning Online: Post-lecture Quizzes

Use quizzes to bust the fluency illusion and give timely feedback.

Leveraging Student Feedback: The Power of Formative Surveys

9-29-20 This workshop focuses on the attributes, logistics, and effective use of formative student surveys.

Formative Assessment Ideas

Knute Broady Collection: Ideas for Formative Assessment.

Assessment: Measuring Learning

Assessment is how an instructor learns what a student does or does not know about the course material.

Assessment Techniques

Knute Broady Collection: Ideas for Assessment Techniques.

Database of formative assessment strategies

The strategies described in detail in Angelo and Cross (1993) are primarily designed for in-person classrooms but, most are easily adapted to online.

Student Buy-In Toward Formative Assessments

Student Buy-In Toward Formative Assessments: The Influence of Student Factors and Importance for Course Success - Kathleen R. Brazeal, Brian A. Couch.

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Active Learning Online: Effective online communication - Muddiest Point

Use the "muddiest point" technique to gain insight to your students' learning and provide targeted instruction.

Active Learning Online: Peer Instruction using Group Exams

Use peer instruction to squeeze extra learning out of your exam by making students take it twice. Once on their own (90%), then again with a team (10%).